Does the “sting” mean it worked &no-feeling mean it didn’t?


#1

I had my first laser treatment on several areas, some of which really stung (armpits & bikini) and some where I couldn’t feel a thing (thighs & forearms).

Does whether or not you can feel the treatment indicate its effectiveness?


#2

of course pain is going to differ in different areas of the body because some places eg bikini area are more sensitive than others eg thighs!


#3

Sure, greater feeling in sensitive areas like the bikini & armpits is naturally to be expected, but in several areas (knees, thighs & forearms), I couldn’t feel a single thing AT ALL (as if absolutely nothing was being done) while the armpits were almost unbearable (and are ironically, the area showing fall-out since the treatment 2 weeks ago).

If the laser is penetrating my skin and actually killing cells, shouldn’t I be able to feel SOMETHING in every area (even the thicker/tougher skinned areas like forearm, thigh & knee)?


#4

You should feel a “zing” during treatment on tough areas, but even if you don’t, it doesn’t necessarily mean the treatment was ineffective. You should have a time period of relatively no/or little hair growth, then some re-growth right before your next scheduled treatment.